David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
Everything Sunday pointed to limited production out of the first-year tailback. He was nagged by that rib injury and was facing the NFL's third-ranked run defense on a nasty Cleveland afternoon.
Richardson, however, true to his third overall draft position, made mince meat of the Chargers defense. He was rarely stopped on first contact, managing to bull his way through the second level on various occasions. He finished with a career-high 122 yards, scoring the game's only touchdown.
His bullish running helped Cleveland control the clock and avoid turnovers amidst the windy, rainy conditions on the shore of Lake Erie. His impressive 26-yard gallop proved to be all the Browns needed to pull out their second victory of the season.
Check out his TD run here (h/t thebiglead.com).